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  • Design & Illustration
    How to Place a Fantasy Creature in a Misty LandscapePreview
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    This time I've got for you a photo manipulation tutorial. We'll grab several photos and create this fantasy mock-up of an unreal creature. We'll learn several non-destructive techniques, apply photo filters to adjust the lighting, and of course a little bit of the creative process involved on this piece. Let's get to it!Read More…
  • Code
    The Ultimate Guide to .htaccess Files200x200
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    Apache's .htaccess configuration files have baffled countless developers. This tutorial aims to break through this confusion by focusing on examples and thorough descriptions. Among the benefits of learning .htaccess configuration is automatic gzipping of your content, providing friendlier URLs, preventing hotlinking, improving caching, and more. First, the basics. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create Sheet Rolls with Custom Spirals - Screencast142 spiral paper
    "In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to make custom spirals (apart from the default spiral tool), and use them creatively in making rolls of paper. So far, I came to know that the spiral tool does not allow a uniform decay (equal spacing) between each wind of a spiral. In this tutorial, I will expose some basic tricks to do so. Hope you find it interesting." - Saurabh SharmaRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create Sheet Rolls with Custom SpiralsPreview
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    In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to make custom spirals (apart from the default spiral tool), and use them creatively in making rolls of paper. So far, I came to know that the spiral tool does not allow a uniform decay (equal spacing) between each wind of a spiral. In this tutorial, I will expose some basic tricks to do so. Hope you find it interesting.Read More…
  • Code
    Create an RSS Reader With a Custom XMLLoader ClassPreview
    Those of you who've already downloaded the Flashtuts+ freebie XMLLoader Class 3.0 will know what a handy tool it can be. In this screencast, its author Clemente Gomez will take you through some features of the XMLLoader Class, building a useful multi-RSS reader in the process. Make some time, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy..Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Color Tools, Resources and Tutorials for Photoshopers200x200 prvw
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    Choosing a color scheme for your project can be one of the most difficult and most important decisions that you make during the design process. Within the last several years there have been quite a few advances in technology and resources related to this subject. This article is a roundup of some of the best new applications, resources, articles, and tutorials for choosing a color scheme for your project.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Make a Detailed 3D Vector Tire in IllustratorPreview
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    In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a vector tire with very easy tools and techniques. The important and trickier part of this tutorial is the tire stripes, but we'll solve this simply and we'll give it a great final look. The tutorial instruction is provided in Adobe Illustrator CS3.Read More…
  • Code
    How to Make AJAX Requests With Raw Javascript200x200
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    Javascript frameworks have turned simple AJAX functions into one-liners. This is quite incredible, considering the fact that it would require more than twenty to accomplish the same thing with raw Javascript. Nevertheless, it's important to learn what's "under the hood". Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Sparkling Fantasy Photo ManipulationPreview
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    In this tutorial, we're going to create a photo manipulation using different techniques. We'll be adjusting each layer and element to make a compact final image. We'll be using multiple photos and a handful of effects to create this work. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    Friday Freebies: Object-Oriented Javascript200x200
    Packt Publishing has once again generously offered a few copies of the recently released "Object Oriented Javascript", by Stoyan Stefanov (@stoyanstefanov). After finishing the book last weekend, I can promise you that it's one of my favorite web development books. Stoyan does a fantastic job of making Javascript seem attainable. So without further ado, leave a comment to be automatically entered to win one of three copies. Read More…
  • Code
    Assemble a Nifty Twitter Widget using Flash and the Twitter APIPreviewimage
    Flash will work neatly in combination with the Twitter API to create a Twitter widget for any webpage. Follow Shane Johnson (@ultravisual) as he demonstrates building an interface, pulling in specific XML data and tackling cross-domain policy issues..Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    31 Mind Blowing VFX Breakdowns21
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    If you are into After Effects, odds are you are into VFX. For this week's roundup Topher found 31 VFX breakdowns that are sure to inspire you. These are not all done with After Effects, but learning the background of how they were done will help make you a better compositor.Read More…